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Prelude to Mathematics


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1. On Beauty and Power 2. What are the Qualities of a Mathematician? 3. Pattern in Elementary Mathematics 4. Generalization in Elementary Mathematics 5. On Unification 6. Geometries other than Euclid's 7. Algebra without Arithmetic 8. Matrix Alegbra 9. Determinants 10. Projective Geometry 11. On Apparent Impossibilities 12. On Transformations 13. Finite Arithmetics and Geometries 14. On Groups

About the Author

A prolific author who sought to make math interesting and accessible to all, W. W. Sawyer (1911-2008) was a professor at the University of Toronto for more than three decades. Dover has reprinted his The Mathematician's Delight, which has been in print continuously since 1943 and has sold over 500,000 copies.

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